SOURCE: Cyclone Commerce

April 25, 2005 08:00 ET

Cyclone Commerce Positioned in Leaders Quadrant for B2B Gateway Providers According to Leading Analyst Firm

Cyclone Evaluated on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 25, 2005 -- Cyclone Commerce today announced that it has been positioned in the Leader quadrant in Gartner, Inc.'s first Magic Quadrant for B2B Gateway Providers, 2005.(1) In the Magic Quadrant assessment Gartner positioned Cyclone in the Leaders quadrant based on the company's ability to execute and on its completeness of vision. According to Gartner, leaders are vendors that are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market.

Cyclone, a pioneer in using the Internet to automate information flows securely between companies, focuses on giving customers the ability to monitor and act upon business information in real time at the edge of their enterprises. Cyclone seamlessly integrates complete B2B gateway functionality with trading community management, business activity monitoring (BAM), and business analytics to deliver complete industry-specific solutions.

"Cyclone is committed to providing our customers with strategic solutions that start with our B2B gateway as the foundation," said Phil Myers, president and CEO of Cyclone Commerce. "But the real value comes from giving them an advantage in how they manage and act on information in real time, more efficiently than their competitors. Our success comes from the heavy reliance of our customers on Cyclone throughout entire business ecosystems, such as in the healthcare supply chain and worldwide regulatory reporting. We consider Gartner's positioning of Cyclone Commerce in the Leaders quadrant as confirmation of our focus on delivering smarter B2B solutions."

The Gartner report also states that, "Vendors in the Leaders quadrant are most likely to have high revenue in this market, high market share and products that are of interest to a wide audience." Of the over 1,500 customers that have selected Cyclone Commerce, most are already interconnected to each other via Cyclone through supply chain relationships, through logistics relationships, and through financial services providers.

About Cyclone Commerce, Inc.

Cyclone provides Smarter B2B solutions that help businesses manage business-to-business processes from the edge of their enterprises rather than relying solely upon back-end systems. Cyclone software allows businesses to act in real-time upon information "in flight" between customers, suppliers and other important partners by getting the information flowing between trading partners giving them visibility into key processes and allowing them to manage events as they occur. Cyclone makes it easy to extend existing internally focused applications, integration, and business intelligence investments outside the four walls of an enterprise. Founded in 1996, Cyclone Commerce is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2005 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

(1) Gartner Research “Magic Quadrant for B2B Gateway Providers” by L. Frank Kenney. April 15, 2005

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